frightened by weight gain
Today I weighed more than I have in 5 years. My weight has held steady and now it isn't. My husband's mother had been in the hospital for two weeks and ended up in a nursing home last Monday. During this time, I have relived my mother's death... Read more
Memories of years ago
On Halloween night back in 1974, I was at a friend's house eating from a large bowl of her children's candy and downing homemade rice krispie treats. The following day, I went to court and cried when I arrived back at my lonely rented house. A... Read more
maintaining in different circumstances
Three weeks ago I had gum surgery. For the first week, I allowed myself to eat ice cream every day. Normally, this is a special once-a-week treat during the summer. As I ate it every day, I felt afraid that I had broken the good habits that I... Read more
Looking back 5 years
By using the tools on this site, I discovered that I now weigh within a couple of pounds of my weight in 2009. Back in 1997 when I weighed 283, I would never have believed that I could maintain nearly an 80-pound loss for five years. So, 204 i... Read more
Yesterday I weighed what I had before my anniversary and birthday celebrations. It feels good to find out I can regain control after eating sweets and having wine. More importantly, my cousin and two friends reminded me that being home is good... Read more
My anniversary and bday are only 4 days apart. I have been on a non-stop overeating, wine-drinking celebration for the last 10 days which obviously means I pre and post-celebrated the events. My weight is nearly 3 pounds more than it's been.
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Judging women by their looks
My daughter, my 9-year-old granddaughter and I had an interesting discussion yesterday about whether women should be valued for their looks that began with a contrast between Michelle Obama and Hilary Clinton. My daughter who is a lawyer believ... Read more
Not smoking, part 2
Tomorrow will be 2 weeks since I quit smoking. I only weighed a half pound more when I weighed myself than I used to. The cravings stopped after a week. Whenever I had one, I would repeat out loud the reasons I wanted to quit: 1. heal easier ... Read more
When my cousin decided to quit smoking last Friday, I decided I would also try. I tapered off from 4 on Wednesday to two on Thurs. and Friday, to one on Saturday. I have smoked on and off for the last 15 years, but seldom more than 7 a day and... Read more
Watching the grands
Since last Tuesday, we have helped my daughter by babysitting her three girls, ages 9, 5, and 2. I am totally and utterly worn out. Tonight we took them home for their first night all together. The youngest and the oldest already spent one nig... Read more
My oldest daughter had her fourth child, first boy, after a 20-hour labor. I didn't know that ever happened. Quite an ordeal for her and a lot of anxiety for us. All is well. The little guy has lots of hair, weighed 7 pounds (just like his m... Read more
Waiting on a baby
My oldest daughter is due to have our first grandson on Wednesday. Yesterday, we babysat her three girls while she worked.
My own mom worked from the time I was 5 weeks old which made me determined to be a stay at home mom until all of my s... Read more
Ironic weight loss
We got home yesterday after spending 5 days in Michigan vacationing with our kids. I drank wine, ate pizza, a brownie, zucchini bread, potato salad, etc., but came home weighing 2 and a half pounds less. Before I learn the wrong lesson, the tr... Read more
In the last two days, two different people have commented on my weight loss. One hadn't seen me in over 12 years. The other is a woman I see weekly.
At present, I would like to lose 30 pounds to get back to what I weighed when I got marrie... Read more
Learning my limits
I mowed the lawn, did the elliptical for 35 minutes, and collapsed on the couch. Apparently, I need to build up to that amount of work.
THe good news: 6 tomato plants, 4 coleus, and zinnia and baby's breath ar... Read more
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